The second in the bestselling The Mitford Murders series of Golden Age-style crime novels, soon to be a major TV drama from the makers of The Crown.
Jessica Fellowes is an author, journalist and public speaker, best known for her work as author of five official companion books to Downton Abbey, various of which have hit the New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller lists. Former deputy editor of Country Life and columnist on the Mail on Sunday, she has written for publications including the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Lady. Jessica has spoken at events across the UK and US, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. She lives happily in London and Oxfordshire with her family, an energetic Labradoodle and two chickens.
This story is drenched in detail and feels both authentic and fun.
Curl up in your favourite reading spot and enjoy * Heat on
The Mitford Murders *
Fellowes, the author of several Downton Abbey companion books, excels at depicting the inherent tensions between the upper classes and their servants * Publishers Weekly *
A lively, well-written, entertaining whodunit * The Times on The Mitford Murders *
The Mitford social setting is a lot of fun * Metro *
A delightful escapist period piece to brighten the darkest days of winter * Woman & Home *
This accomplished, frothy, clever, historically sound and believable story with its timely reminders of the inequalities of 1920s life is huge fun to read * Crime Review (blog) *
All the blissful escapism of a Sunday-night period drama in a book * The Pool on The Mitford Murders *
Absolute blissikins. Set in 1925, Bright Young Dead is a delightful mashup of real and fictional characters -- Laura Wilson * Guardian *
An extraordinary meld of fact and fiction * Graham Norton on The Mitford Murders *
Exactly the sort of book you might enjoy with the fire blazing, the snow falling etc. The solution is neat and the writing always enjoyable * Anthony Horowitz on The Mitford Murders *
True and glorious indulgence. A dazzling example of a golden age mystery * Daisy Goodwin on The Mitford Murders *
A gripping, glamorous whodunnit * Prima *
Keeps the reader guessing to the very end. An accomplished crime debut and huge fun to read * Evening Standard on The Mitford Murders *